Hong kong, the pearl river delta, and resource sustainability by 2030: An opportunity for technological leadership Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • This paper recommends that Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (HKPRD) initiate a two-phased strategy in order to make substantial inroads toward achieving resource sustainability. Namely, the HKPRD should: 1) work closely with the global scientific community to quantitatively inventory, as much as possible, the earth's probable remaining resources, identifying materials for which the rate of resource use exceeds the rate at which they are being replenished by the earth and for which there will likely be global shortages. 2) actively research, develop and manufacture forms of technology that prioritize the utilization of perpetual and renewable resources over non-renewable resources. By leveraging the financing and research capabilities of Hong Kong and the manufacturing capabilities of the greater Pearl River Delta region, the HKPRD can be in a position to emerge as a leading international exporter of sustainable forms of technology.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rybkowski, Z. K., & Cheung M.s, M.

publication date

  • January 2014